Last updated: Sep 19, 2022

On this page, you can learn more about grants and awards related to school health and wellness. We feature opportunities from Alberta Health Services, the Government of Alberta, and the Government of Canada.

The health promotion facilitator assigned to your school authority may be able to help your school community tap into other grants and awards.

Current opportunities

Grants and awards from Alberta Health Services

  • SOARING pilot project

Grants and awards from the Government of Alberta

  • Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) Small Funding Stream
  • Community Initiatives Program (CIP) Project Based Grant
  • InMotion Network – Girls in Motion
  • InMotion Network – Go Girl

Grants and awards from the Government of Canada

  • The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Canada

Other funding opportunities

Grants and awards from Alberta Health Services

SOARING pilot project: Strengthening Opportunities for Adolescent Resilience, Inclusion & Growth 

  • Health topic: Injury prevention. Funding can be used to support youth-focused and youth-led initiatives that identify protective factors and reduce risk factors linked to preventable injuries.  
  • Who can apply: Registered not-for-profit organizations (like parent associations registered under the Societies Act of Alberta) are eligible to apply. Schools can apply in partnership with a registered not-for-profit organization that is able to receive funds. 
  • Grant amount: Small grants ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 will be awarded. AHS will strive to include a diversity of participants, with consideration for location, size, population, and experience. 
  • How to apply: Attend an information session on September 27 at 10:00 a.m. or September 28 at 2:00 p.m. to learn more. Complete the expression of interest (EOI) when it goes live on October 3, 2022.
  • Deadline: The deadline for EOI submissions is October 25, 2022. 
  • For more information:  Email lucy.ernst@ahs.ca or nusrat.sultana@ahs.ca.

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Grants and awards from the Government of Alberta

Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) Small Funding Stream

  • Health topic: Physical activity. Funding can be used to build, repair, or upgrade recreation, culture, and other community facilities.
  • Who can apply: Organizations (like parent associations registered under the Societies Act of Alberta). First Nations and Métis Settlements are also eligible.
  • Grant amount: Up to $125,000 for the small funding stream. Funds are awarded on a matching basis.
  • How to apply: Complete the application package on the program website.
  • Deadline: Next deadline for the small funding stream is January 15, 2023. There are other funding cycles in May and September.
  • Website: Government of Alberta Community Facility Enhancement Program 

Community Initiatives Program (CIP) Project Based Grant

  • Health topic: All. Funding is to support projects that enhance and enrich communities in Alberta, including new programs, community events, gender equity projects, technology, and portable equipment.
  • Who can apply: Organizations (like parent associations registered under the Societies Act of Alberta). First Nations and Métis Settlements are also eligible.
  • Grant amount: Up to $75,000. Funds are awarded on a matching basis.
  • How to apply: Complete the application package on the program website.
  • Deadline: Next deadline is January 15, 2023. There are other funding cycles in  May and September.
  • Website: Government of Alberta CIP Project Based Grant 

InMotion Network – Girls in Motion

  • Health topic: Physical activity. Funding is available to support recreational, sport, and physical activity programs for girls, and to address barriers to participation for girls to be physically active.
  • Who can apply: Non-profit and charitable organizations in good standing, including Parent Associations registered under the Societies Act of Alberta.
  • Grant amount: Up to $2,500.
  • How to apply: Review the program goals and objectives, then complete the online application form.
  • Deadline: Next deadline is December 1, 2022 (for programs running between January and April, 2023).
  • Website: Girls in Motion

InMotion Network – Go Girl

  • Health topic: Physical activity. Grants are for one-day events that bring teen girls together to try physical activites in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Past events have included activities like hip-hop, power yoga, kickboxing, and weight training.
  • Who can apply: Non-profit and charitable organizations in good standing, including Parent Associations registered under the Societies Act of Alberta.
  • Grant amount: Up to $2,500.
  • How to apply: Review the program goals and objectives, then complete the online application form.
  • Deadline: Next deadline is December 1, 2022 (for programs running between January and April, 2023).
  • Website: Go Girl

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Grants and awards from the Government of Canada

Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Canada

  • Health topic: All topics—youth applicants develop their own challenge programs based on personal goals in four areas: community service, skill building, physical recreation, and adventurous journey. Projects involve voluntary extra-curricular activities and require a minimum commitment of 26 weeks.
  • Who can apply: Youth 14-24 years old can apply for one of three levels: bronze, silver, gold. There are minimum ages to start each level, and your program must be finished by your 25th birthday. 
  • Award type: This is a program that recognizes individual achievement, commitment, and passion. The award is the process, not the prize!
  • How to apply: Visit dukeofed.org/getstarted to learn more. When you're ready, register with the Alberta Division at dukeofed.org/sign-up.  
  • Deadline: Ongoing.
  • Website: dukeofed.org

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Other funding opportunities

These funding sources may be used to support Alberta-based school projects focused on nutrition, physical activity, or mental health. Please contact the funder directly for more information.

This is not a full list grant opportunities. Your health promotion facilitator may be able to help you tap into other sources, especially those in your local area.

Opportunity

Timeline

Breakfast Clubs of Canada

Ongoing

COVID Community Roots Program

Ongoing

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